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IIMC Film Festival begins from May 4, will include many big personalities including Sharmila Tagore and Vivek Agnihotri

New Delhi. A three-day ‘IIMC Film Festival’ and ‘National Short Film Production Competition’ will be organized from May 4 to 6, 2022 under the joint aegis of Indian Institute of Mass Communication and Directorate of Film Festivals, Government of India on the occasion of Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. The theme of the festival to be held at IIMC’s New Delhi campus is ‘Spirit of India’. National Mission for Clean Ganga and Ministry of Jal Shakti will also be a part of the event.

Patron of the film festival and Director General of IIMC Prof. Sanjay Dwivedi told that the famous film actress Sharmila Tagore, who has been awarded Padma Bhushan, will attend the festival as a special guest. Noted filmmaker, director and IIMC alumnus Vivek Agnihotri will be the chief guest of the event. Famous actress Pallavi Joshi will also interact with the students on this occasion.

Actor-producers Ashish Sharma and Archana T. Sharma will attend the event with their film ‘Khejri’. Noted wildlife filmmaker S. Nallamuthu’s film ‘Machhi’ will also be screened at the festival. Renowned cinematographer Madhura Palit, who has won the AngenieuxExcell Lens Promising Cinematographer Award at the Cannes Film Festival, will also interact with the students at the function. Palit’s film ‘Aatoor’ will be screened at the beginning of the festival. The screening of the widely acclaimed Rajiv Prakash’s film ‘Ved’ will also be done during this time.

Films will be screened on the first two days of the festival on May 4 and 5, while on the third day the names of the winners of the National Short Film Making Competition will be announced and the winners will be felicitated. Various technical and interactive sessions will also be organized under this three-day event, where students will be able to put their questions in front of big personalities of the film world and get their answers.

The Convener of the Film Festival and the Course Director of the Department of English Journalism, Prof. Sangeeta Pranavendra said that entries are being received from all over the country for the National Short Film Making Competition. The results of the competition will be announced on the last day of the function i.e. May 6, 2022. Pro. Pranavendra informed that 15 films will be screened in the first two days of the film festival. Six films of the Films Division will also be screened at the festival. The co-sponsor of the festival is ‘The Dapps Kitchen’.

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